About Me:

My name is Michael Sinclair and I’m a young amateur photographer from Scotland with a passion for wildlife and nature conservation. I volunteer at two of my local nature reserves: at one of them I help keep a record of all the species present and at the other I help with practical conservation work and help improve the park for the users.

Hair Ice Fungi/ Frost Beard (Exidiopsis effusa)
Hair Ice Fungi/ Frost Beard (Exidiopsis effusa)

At the end of 2017 I started a 100 nest box challenge to build and sell 100 bird boxes to raise money for the RSPB, British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) and Scottish Wildlife Trust (SWT). By mid-February 2018 I had raised over £1000 in total for these charities, with boxes being purchased by over 70 people across the UK.

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Me With Some Nest Boxes

I am UK based but I do include some holiday photos separately. Most of my pictures have been taken at a wide variety of locations around the UK using my dad’s Canon 80D with a 100-400mm MKII lens or a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX 300 and my own Canon 7D Mark II with a 70-300mm lens.

In 2016 I had three photographs shortlisted for one of the ‘Young Peoples’ categories in the British Wildlife Photography Awards with one of my images (shown below) making it into the published book!

Scarlet Elf Cup Fungi (Sarcoscypha coccinea)

2017 was very busy for me as I started learning bird ringing with Iain Livingstone and the Clyde Ringing Group. One of our projects involves tracking movements of Jack snipe using a geolocater tracker. We managed to recapture one bird with a tracker and the data showed it had been to Russia and Scandinavia before returning to Glasgow! This was featured on Winterwatch 2018!!!

Water Rail (Rallus aquaticus)


Goldfinches/ European Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis)
Goldfinches/ European Goldfinches (Carduelis carduelis)


Site Info:

All my photography is viewable under wildlife photos in British Wildlife Photos or Madeira Wildlife Photography You can see the pages on the right hand side, the top/bottom of the screen depending what device you are using.  Please have a look!

For more information please message me via the contact page or leave a comment.


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Glasgow based amateuar nature photographer, blogger and volunteer. Here is a selection of wildlife photos I have taken. Please enjoy my gallery!